During the annual Conferences of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COPs), the UN system highlights actions in support of countries’ efforts to understand and manage the opportunities and challenges related to climate action, and maximize the development co-benefits that stem from low carbon and climate resilient growth. From 2007 until 2015, the UN system’s joint engagement in the COPs was coordinated by the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change. With the conclusion of its mandate in April 2016, the UNFCCC Secretariat has taken over this coordination role.

Paris Climate Change Conference - December 2015

Governments met in Paris from 30 November until 11 December 2015 to reach a new climate change agreement that aims to keep global average temperature rise below 2°C. During the 21st Conference of Parties to UNFCCC in Paris (COP 21), the UN system, through the  the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change,  organized sixteen joint UN system side events and technical briefings. The events highlighted the UN system’s work on climate action in a range of thematic areas, including climate finance, innovations, health, food security and transport.

Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013

During the 19th Conference of Parties to UNFCCC at Warsaw, the UN system highlighted actions in support of countries’ efforts to address climate change challenges and explored innovative and sustainable climate solutions. Through a series of events, UN agencies and partners demonstrated how the UN system assists countries in taking actions that yield economic, social, environmental and long-term developmental benefits.